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Huawei, OPPO, Xiaomi begin 5G battle in Switzerland with new phones from May 1

Huawei, OPPO, Xiaomi begin 5G battle in Switzerland with new phones from May 1

Chinese manufacturers Huawei, OPPO, and Xiaomi are about to bring their first 5G phones to one of Europe's frontier battlegrounds for the new network technology: Switzerland. Swisscom is to launch sales of the OPPO Reno 5G from May 1 while Sunrise will sell the Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G starting May 2.

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Verizon Galaxy S10 5G is coming May 16 with a $1,300 price tag, pre-orders open today

Verizon Galaxy S10 5G is coming May 16 with a $1,300 price tag, pre-orders open today

Samsung may have pushed back the launch of its Galaxy Fold, but it has another stupid expensive flagship phone to launch: the Galaxy S10 5G. Verizon has just announced that the S10 5G will be available May 16th starting at a whopping $1,299.99, with pre-orders opening today. The 20 cities in which 5G will be offered in 2019 were also revealed.

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Ookla Speedtest adds 1 Gb option for accurately measuring 5G connections

Ookla Speedtest adds 1 Gb option for accurately measuring 5G connections

5G is in the earliest stages of rolling out to consumers unless you ask AT&T, anyway. If raw numbers can't give you an idea about how fast your internet connection is, the Android app for Speedtest.net can now adjust the dial graphic for gigabit speeds.

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[Case settled, 5GE indicator to remain] Mocked and now sued — AT&T taken to court by Sprint over misleading 5GE indicator

[Case settled, 5GE indicator to remain] Mocked and now sued — AT&T taken to court by Sprint over misleading 5GE indicator

AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan won't be smiling now — while T-Mobile and Verizon calling out AT&T's "5GE" antics may have amused him, news of the federal lawsuit filed by Sprint against the company likely will not. In a strongly-worded complaint filed with the Southern District of New York, Sprint is looking to get AT&T to stop referring to its 4G LTE Advanced network by the misleading term 5G Evolution, or any other similar name with the words 5G in it.

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5G won't let us control the weather, but it could make it harder to predict

5G won't let us control the weather, but it could make it harder to predict

Most of us have seen the ridiculous, pseudoscientific paranoia being spread about 5G, with charlatans alternately claiming it will cook you from the inside out, that it kills birds, that it's all means to control the weather, or that it's all a part of an elaborate, "deep state" conspiracy for... faster data? Well, it turns out, there may be at least one unanticipated, unintuitive side effect that mmWave 5G can have: it could mess up the accuracy of weather forecasts.

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Intel gives up on 5G modems because Qualcomm ate its Apple pie

Intel gives up on 5G modems because Qualcomm ate its Apple pie

Apple and Qualcomm have settled their patent and royalty disputes, paving the way for the latter's 5G modems to be installed on the former's smartphones in the year 2020 and beyond. Intel, which staked its hopes on swooping up a meaty iPhone modem contract, has folded upon itself, announcing that it is ending development of its 5G modems for smartphones.

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Department of Justice reportedly opposes current proposal for T-Mobile-Sprint merger [Update]

Department of Justice reportedly opposes current proposal for T-Mobile-Sprint merger [Update]

T-Mobile has been using every possible opportunity to talk up its plans to acquire Sprint, hoping to amass enough support to push the deal through. It's not a matter of public sentiment, though. The fate of the deal rests with government regulators, and the US Department of Justice has reportedly told the carriers it is unlikely to approve the $26B deal.

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2011's problems, today: Reports say Galaxy S10 5G can't reacquire 5G signal without rebooting

2011's problems, today: Reports say Galaxy S10 5G can't reacquire 5G signal without rebooting

It looks like the roll-out of 5G phones is hitting consumers much like the early days of 4G did, at least in South Korea. Galaxy S10 5G owners have complained to Samsung about connection troubles when their devices attempt to switch between 5G and 4G radios.

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Using Verizon's 5G wasn't the disaster I expected, but it's a long way from practical

Using Verizon's 5G wasn't the disaster I expected, but it's a long way from practical

Verizon flipped the switch on its 5G network last week, a few days earlier than it previously promised. This is the first commercial 5G network in the US that you can actually use (AT&T doesn't count), although you'll need the Moto Z3 and the pricey 5G Moto Mod. Carriers will spend the next several months hitting you over the head with 5G marketing, but is it all hype? I had a chance to take Verizon's millimeter wave 5G network for a spin, and it did work better than I expected in some ways. However, it's a long, long way from being a good experience.

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AT&T announces more 5G markets, still won't sell you a 5G device

AT&T announces more 5G markets, still won't sell you a 5G device

AT&T was, by some measures, the first carrier to roll out 5G wireless services in late 2018. However, it still only has a single 5G device, a $500 Netgear hotspot you probably won't be allowed to buy. The carrier is rolling its 5G ghost town in seven more cities today, bringing its total to 19.

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